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Doncaster Rovers appoint near Chairman and President

Doncaster Rovers have announced that that David Blunt and Dick Watson have officially been named as Chairman and President of the Club respectively.

Dick Watson first joined the club’s board of directors in2006 and along with Terry Bramall has played an instrumental part in the success of Doncaster Rovers during the past eight years.

David Blunt joined Doncaster Rovers in 2010 and has a long history of working with both Terry and Dick from his successful reign as Chief Executive at Keepmoat.

Wildie signs for Dewsbury Rams

Championship club Dewsbury have signed Wakefield hooker or half-back Matty Wildie on a 12-month deal for 2015.

Wildie signs for Dewsbury Rams
Wildie signs for Dewsbury Rams Credit: Press Association

The 23-year-old Wildie has made 36 Super League appearances for the Wildcats since making his debut for them in 2010.

Matty is a great signing for the club. He really adds to our options at hooker and half-back and I am confident that he is a player who can take us forward next season.

– Glenn Morrison, Rams coach

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Walker to stick with Bulls

Former Great Britain centre Chev Walker has agreed a new 12-month contract with relegated Bradford.

Chev Walker signs 12-month contract with relegated Bulls
Chev Walker signs 12-month contract with relegated Bulls Credit: Press Association

Walker, 31, who played for Leeds and Hull KR before arriving at the Provident Stadium in 2010, is the seventh player to be retained for the Bulls' Championship campaign in 2015 and, with several additions, takes coach James Lowes' squad up to 13.

For me, firstly, it is a matter of paying the club back for the faith showed in me to begin with. And, secondly, it is about helping Bradford back into Super League - where they belong. I have already declared how much I love the place and am looking forward to what should be an exciting journey.

– Chev Walker

Walker, who now plays in the pack, has been out for a month with a hand injury but is hoping to make a return to action before the end of the season.

Before picking up his hand injury, Chev had certainly found some form and was looking really good. Chev is a very strong individual who offers our team a huge amount and it is great to have him secured for next season. He is vastly experienced and has performed at the top of the sport in a number of different scenarios. He will act as a real leader for us next year, guiding some of our younger recruits in what will be an exciting, yet challenging Championship campaign.

– James Lowes, Bradford Bulls coach

Leeds sign Antenucci

Italian striker Mirco Antenucci has joined Leeds for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old had been at Elland Road for talks on Wednesday and tweeted a photograph of himself in front of the pitch as well as one of him signing his papers with the club's football consultant, Graham Bean.

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Leeds then confirmed he had signed a two-year deal subject to international clearance.

Antenucci has done the rounds in Italian football, playing for the likes of Giulianova, Catania, Ascoli, Torino and Ternana, for whom he scored 19 goals last season.

His best return came in the 2009-10 campaign when he scored 24 times for Ascoli to win the Serie B golden boot.

He arrives at the Leeds the day after their 2-0 home defeat to Brighton - their second loss from three Championship games under new coach David Hockaday.

Antenucci's signing is Leeds' 11th of the summer and he becomes the fourth Italian purchased by owner Massimo Cellino.

The former Cagliari president said last week that he still hopes to sign a further five or six players and is understood to be pursuing a move for Adryan, the Brazilian playmaker on loan at his old club from Flamengo.

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